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JIC aims to maintain good order, morale, discipline

In the Sept. 9, 2014, Desert Wings, an article titled Vandalism costs school district $12,000.î The story was about damage that occurred at Bailey Elementary School. The 412th Test Wing has taken to address not only that instance of vandalism, but also other acts of misconduct committed within our community. Last November, Brig. Gen. Michael…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Senior leadership addressed the key issues, priorities, initiatives and challenges facing the Air Force during the State of the Air Force press briefing, Jan. 15 at the Pentagon.

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Driving on base could make you eligible for gas tax refund

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The state of California may refund taxes paid on gasoline to residents who use the gasoline while driving on a military installation. Claims must be submitted to the California State Controllerís office. Each time a California resident pulls up to the pump, they pay taxes for each gallon of…

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AFRL researcher teams with Nobel Laureate to enable new breed of rocket component materials

Courtesy photograph Nobel Laureate Dr. Robert Grubbs (left), and Dr. Rusty Blanski collaborated to develop a new technology that could reduce erosion in metallic rocket components, reduce production costs, and open the door for the use of new, environmentally-friendly propellants. Air Force Research Laboratory scientist Dr. Rusty Blanski recently teamed with Dr. Robert Grubbs, a…

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Edwards AFB’s Biomedical Sciences Corps team celebrates 50 years

Do you enjoy having safe drinking water available for you and your family? Are you confident that the Commissary and food vendors on base provide products that are stored, rotated and served correctly?


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DOD to mandate documentation for lost, stolen CAC cards

Posted  February 14, 2014

Later this year, the Defense Department will begin fully enforcing a previously optional policy regarding the reissuance of lost or stolen common access cards, a defense official said in Washington, D.C., Feb. 11. Sam Yousef, a program manager for identity and benefits policy at the Defense Human Resources Activity, discussed an update to the current…

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Don’t become a workplace statistic, know your exit routes

Posted  February 14, 2014

Ask yourself this question, “If an emergency were to happen at work today am I prepared to evacuate, and do it safely?” The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) defines a workplace emergency as: “An unforeseen situation that threatens your employees, customers, or the public; disrupts or shuts down your operations; or causes physical or environmental…

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Air Force launches enhanced civilian development site

Posted  February 14, 2014

The Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., recently made available a new tool to assist civilians with their professional development. The Civilian Development Resource Center is an online clearinghouse providing access to development roadmaps, learning programs and thousands of no-cost courses, books, videos, job aids, simulations, articles and…

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Robotics team prepares for regionals

Posted  February 14, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Scorpion Robotics team, from Desert High School, prepares for the Los Angeles FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Championship Tournament at the end of February. The Scorpion Robotics team, from Desert High School, is preparing for the Los Angeles FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Championship Tournament. FIRST stands for ëFor Inspiration…

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Always an Airman

Posted  February 20, 2014

Senior Airman Chase Hedrick, 39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, observes his reflection Feb. 3, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base Turkey. Airmen are Airmen whether in uniform or not, and should ensure their conduct always meets and exceeds the standards of the Air Force they represent. INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey-I am an Airman, but…

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Announcements – February 21, 2014

Posted  February 20, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Airframe and Power Plant Classes: Pre-registration is required for classes during February and March. All training required to complete CG-G-EAE-3 Form. Military and Civilians are welcome to attend. Training is on scheduled Aero Club Aircraft. For more information, dates and availability, call (661) 275-AERO….

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Edwards Exchange employee devotes lifetime to serving troops

Posted  February 21, 2014

When Nam Maclean began working for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, William Jefferson Clinton was the president and a gallon of gas cost $1.23.

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CMSAF: ‘Don’t ever apologize for living our Air Force Core Values’

Posted  February 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force graphic by Corey Parrish The Air Force’s top enlisted leader released his February edition of Roll Call Feb. 18, detailing the importance of holding high standards and fighting off complacency. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody discusses the importance of core values, saying integrity first, service before self…

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Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted  February 21, 2014

Name: Katelin Sprague Duty Title: Management assistant Organization: AFTC XP Years of Service: Civil Service employee for five years Hometown: Air Force Brat. I’ve previously been stationed with my family at Nellis AFB, Nev., San Vito Air Station, Italy, Hill AFB, Utah, Kadena AB, Japan, and, finally, Edwards AFB where my father retired. Why did…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  February 21, 2014

- How do you face a crisis of conscience?  Do you have a rule (or a set of rules) that will meet every requirement?  Is there a secret formula that will guarantee a clean conscience at the end of the day?  My guess is that one rule or a secret formula does not exist that…

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